>> Wednesday, October 29, 2008

After catching up on some of the blogs that I follow, I happened across a post that was linked through Editorial Anonymous via the October 26th post to Editorial Ass. It is the story of an underdog, and it made me yearn to write Spellfighters again, my own underdog. I really miss it, but alas...I am working on other projects for the time being. As it has happened before, so it happens again...and the characters take a long vacation while the story gathers dust.

It has potential. I know it does. But I believe that some of the criticisms about it are right, and some things need to be reworked. At the time, it didn't seem that way, but now I see it with clearer eyes. A long break can be a good thing, oftentimes. Spellfighters is like my epic story, my favorite beloved tale and much petted characters that have to be shared with the world, some how, some way...even if it's never published, but only written out in full on crumpled up pieces of paper. Their story has to be told.

I feel sad now. Sad, and hopeful that one day, when I do make some of the changes that need to be made, my story will be published and shared with the world, as beloved by others as it is by me.

Check out the post. Really. It's worth it.


shield maiden October 29, 2008 at 8:06 PM  

You know I'm always willing to help you work with Spellfighters, if you want.

Don't give up on it just yet...think of how many well known authors were rejected HUNDREDS of times! (If you need some inspiration--I can give you some examples).

I think every writer has a "pet" story that they love. I know I do. It's been forever since I've written in that world too (and with those characters). Maybe once you get a firm ground with your other projects, you can start back up on your own again :).

Echo October 31, 2008 at 12:05 AM  

Aww. You'll get it done someday. You have to. Because, by gosh, I want to know what July 16th means! ;) I loved what you let me read of the series in college. I hope you do pick it up again some day and that you can get it published. And you autograph my copy. *coughs*